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Pegasus with Curved Wings on a Silver Obol from the Thraco-Macedonian Region, 5th century BC

 

 

Obverse: forepart of Pegasos, right

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square

9mm, 0.81g

Grade: Very fine

Prov: ex Naumann

 

 

 

£80 (+P&P)

Ptolemaic Empire, Egypt, Alexandria, Cleopatra III and Ptolemy IX Soter, 116-107 BC, AR Tetradrachm

 

Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolomy, right

 

 

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt. LI-ΠA across fields (year 10).

24mm, 4h, 13.85g

Ref: S7922, BMC 63-64; SNG Cop. 356-357

 

 

 

£150 (+P&P)

Ionia, Ephesos, Silver Fraction (Tartemorion), c5th Century BC

 

Obverse: Bee

 

Reverse: Head of eagle, left (unusual varient), EΦ above

0.4g, 6mm

Ref: SNG Cop 211

Grade: Extremely fine, wonderful detail for such a small coin!

 

£80 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Wonderful Example of the Natural Alloy of Gold and Silver, Electrum

Lesbos, Mytilene, Electrum Hekte, 375-326BC

 

 

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo, right.

 

 

Reverse: Head of female, right, within linear square.

Ref: HGC6,1021

2.52g,10mm, 2h

Grade: Near Extremely Fine

Prov: Ex Roma Numismatics

 

 

 £350 SOLD

 

A Very Rare Example of An Unusual Coin from Bruttium!

Kroton, Silver Third Stater, 530-500BC

 

 

Obverse: Delphic tripod with three handles, with legs terminating in lion's paws, with ornaments on and serpents rising from the bowl, QPO to left.

Reverse: Unusual incuse, legs terminating in indents symbolising lion's paws.

Ref: SNG ANS 298-9 

1.71g, 20mm

Grade: Very fine, very rare.

Prov: ex Roma Numismatics, previously an private European collection.

 

 

£300  (+P+P)

One of the Nicest Pieces of Greek Art!

Macedon Under Roman Protectorate, First Meris, 167-148BC, Amphipolis, Tetradrachm

 

Obverse: Diademed head of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in centre of macedonian shield.

Rev: Club within oak wreath; monograms above and below, thunderbolt to left.

Ref: SNG Cop 1314

16.85g, 32mm

Grade Very fine +

 

 

 

£360 (+P&P)

Caria, Rhodos, Silver Drachm, c88BC-14AD

 

 

Obv: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly to right.

Rev: Rose seen from above, pal, grain ear and P-O around.

 

An extrodinary piece of art work, a must for every serious collector. Ex Leu Numismatics, Switzerland.

21mm,4.14g

Ref: HGC 6,1456

Grade: Extremely fine with a few minor scrapes

£345  (+P&P)

Cilicia, Soloi, Balakros, Satrap of Cilicia, Silver Stater, 361-334BC

 

Obverse: Baaltars seated left on throne, torso facing, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand, left hand holding chlamys at his waist; grain ear and grape bunch to left, monogram below throne indicating Soloi mint. 

Reverse: Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and necklace. 

 

24mm,10.99g

Grade: VF despite heavy test cut.

 

 

£200 (+P&P)

Alexander III (the Great) Tetradrachm of Lysimachos (possibly a contemporary imitation)

 

Head of Alexander the Great wearing horns of Ammon. Produced after his death by his friend and general, Lysimachos.

 

Fine, silver.

Rev: Athena enthroned, holding Nike and resting arm on shield. The name of Lysimachos is crowned by Nike on the left.

14.25g, 28mm

Grade: Fine, an opportunity to own this wonderful type without breaking the bank. Other Alexander coins here.

Ex Lockdales Coin Auction

 

£90 (+P&P)  

 

Thrace, Cherronesus, Hemidrachm, 500-480BC

 

 

Obverse: Forepart of lion right, looking back

 

Reverse: Incuse square divided into four compartments one of which contains a X and dot.

Comes with old ticket.

Ref: cfS1349

Grade: Very fine.

 

 

£70 SOLD

Attica, Athens, Silver Tetradrachm, c353-294BC

 

 

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena, right

Reverse: Owl standing right with head facing, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, AOE to right.

An iconic Greek coin in very collectable condition.

17.13g, 21mm

Ref: SNG Cop 64

Grade: Very fine +

 

£450  (+P&P)  SOLD

Attica, Athens, Silver Tetradrachm, c350-300BC, With Banker's Mark

 

Obverse: Head of Athena with eye in profile, right

Reverse: Owl standing right with head facing, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, AOE to right.

An iconic Greek coin with interesting bankers mark on obverse.

Ref: S2537

17.13g, 21.5mm

Grade very fine

£390 SOLD

ANCIENT GREEK, ATTICA, ATHENS, ATHENA AND OWL, SILVER TETRADRACHM, 353-294BC #2

 

Obv: helmeted head of Athena, right

Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind all within an incuse square

17.69g, 23mm x 7mm thick

Ref: SNG Cop 63
 
  SOLD

Dionysus Tetradrachm from Thrace 

 

Thasos, Thrace, AR Tetradrachm. After 148 BC. Obverse: Head of Dionysus right, crowned with vines.

 

 

 

Reverse: HRAKLEOUS to right, SWTEROS left, QASIWN below, Herakles standing facing, naked, head left, holding club and lion skin.

16.87g, 31mm

 

 

£150 SOLD

Ancient Greek Illyria, Akarnania, Anaktorion AR Stater Athena/Pegasus 350-300BC

 

Obv: Pegasus (Pegasos) flying left with straight and pointed wings, AN monogram beneath

Rev: Head of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet, left, API before, and ΔΩ with flaming altar behind.
Ref: S2255
22mm, 8.52g. Grade F/VF
 
£220 SOLD
 
                     
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